We don’t like the idea of our patients going through life missing one or more teeth. In addition to the impact on appearance, missing teeth an also lead to serious oral health complications. For addressing more minor cases of tooth loss, we may suggest a bridge. When is a bridge the right choice for you? What does receiving this prosthetic involve?
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- True or False: We can address between one and three missing teeth.
- True or False: The prosthetic is custom-made.
- True or False: We can also secure them with implants.
- True or False: Tooth loss poses serious risks for your smile.
- True. The prosthetic is designed to correct between one and three missing teeth in a row. You can then enjoy a full smile once again.
- True. We will prepare the natural teeth on either side of the gap and then take detailed impressions. Using these impressions, a dental lab will then create the prosthetic. Lifelike materials will be used to ensure the new teeth blend with your smile. The bridge consists of your new teeth with crowns on each end. We then place the crowns onto the prepared teeth to anchor the new ones in place.
- True. Instead of using crowns and removing tooth structure from surrounding teeth, we instead place two to three dental implants. After the placement area heals, we then attach the restorations. Once complete, you have a prosthetic than can last a lifetime, compared to the 10 to 15 years a traditional bridge offers.
- True. Without replacement, missing teeth can lead to loss of jawbone density, misalignment, and problems eating or communicating clearly.
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Dr. Brent Engelberg and our highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including: Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.